• I've been diagnosed with calcium deposits behind my eyes--what causes this and what is the treatment, if any?


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    I've been diagnosed with calcium deposits behind my eyes. What causes this and what is the treatment, if any?


    Answer:

    It is likely you have optic nerve head drusen, which are calcified lesions that sit directly in front of the optic nerve, which enters in the back of the eye. Optic nerve head drusen often form spontaneously, but can also be inherited. No treatment is necessary, as they typically remain asymptomatic. Very rarely they may cause changes in the eye that can cause vision loss, however this is extremely uncommon.


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